Kim Thornton’s practice combines making and photography with humour to disrupt stereotypes and to create surprise narratives.
Using domestic materials she fashions costumes and transforms objects and uses them to stage unexpected scenes. The scenes are darkly playful responses to traditional daily life, drawing on memories, anecdotes, observations and experience to explore everyday tasks.
Through the study of domesticity and gender Thornton’s work plays with behavioural expectations and subverts every day tasks to suggest a secret life of make-believe and fantasy.
2018 exhibiton: Home Entertainment.